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Business Papers

No business papers were published today

The Dáil Order Paper has moved to a digital format. It is available on the Dáil Business website.

Dáil Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 3 Dec 2021: 34 topics were published, which include 90 speakers and divisions of the House.

Seanad Éireann

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 3 Dec 2021: 3 topics were published, which include 27 speakers and divisions of the House.

Committees

Official Report latest update:

Meeting of the Select Committee On Housing, Local Government And Heritage on Wed, 1 Dec 2021.

PQs (Questions)

Official Report latest update:

Fri, 3 Dec 2021: 221 Parliamentary Questions answered.

There are 160 Members (called Deputies or TDs) of Dáil Éireann.

There are 60 Members (called Senators) in Seanad Éireann.

The Treaty Debates

The Illustrated London News coverage of the opening of the Treaty Debates in Dublin on 14 December 1921 | © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Treaty Debates

In 1921 and 1922 we mark the centenary of the Dáil debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

The discussion on the Treaty was the most significant debate in the history of the Dáil. It was a crucial moment in Ireland’s history that set a new path for Ireland.

Careers in the Houses of the Oireachtas Service

We wish to recruit a Parliamentary Education Officer (Assistant Principal Higher) to guide the development, delivery and support of our education programme.

We are seeking an experienced post-primary teacher with a good understanding of the Irish education system.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 December 2021.

Public consultation: Guardian ad litem system

The General Scheme of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2021 provides for reform of the guardian ad litem system.

The Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites written submissions on the proposed Bill from interested people and groups.

The closing date is 1pm on Friday, 17 December 2021.

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

L&RS

Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence

The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence take place from 25 November to 10 December.

The Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published parts one and two of its three-part series on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. Part three will discuss strategies to address gender-based violence.

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

About the Oireachtas

Ireland: a parliamentary democracy

Ireland is a parliamentary democracy. The National Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the President and two Houses: Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate) whose functions and powers derive from the Constitution of Ireland enacted by the people on 1 July 1937. The Houses of the Oireachtas are situated at Leinster House, Dublin.

Press releases

6 Dec 2021, 17.10

Health Committee to discuss closure of the Owenacurra Centre in Cork with representatives from the HSE

6 Dec 2021, 16.30

Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage to meet with Minister of State Noonan

6 Dec 2021, 15.50

Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action to discuss Carbon Budgets with Climate Change Advisory Council

6 Dec 2021, 15.21

Education Committee to discuss Leaving Certificate reform with Department of Education Officials and students

6 Dec 2021, 12.30

Statement by Leas-Chathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann to mark National Day of Finland

Did you know?

In 1914, the RDS established the Radium Institute in Leinster House, and it was here that John Joly developed the first effective radiation treatment for cancer known as the “Dublin method”.

Recently considered Bills and Acts

2 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Finance (European Stability Mechanism and Single Resolution Fund) Bill 2021

No. 106 of 2021

2 Dec 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Finance Bill 2021

No. 132 of 2021

2 Dec 2021

Before Seanad Éireann

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 151 of 2021

2 Dec 2021

Before Dáil Éireann

Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2021

No. 156 of 2021